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Madame Mama Bush in Black and White, 2007, printed 2011

Photograph

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Edition of 15
$7,500
    • Chromogenic photograph.
    • Signed, dated, and titled in ink on verso.

    About The Work

    Although lacking the rhinestones and glitz of her paintings, this photograph is typical of Thomas's interest in engaging with aspects of art history and cultural identity in her art. The lounging model Madame Mama Bush, a character featured in several works by Thomas, assumes a classic pose but stares at the viewer with the self-assuredness and power present in all of Thomas's portraits of black women.

    Thomas says, "From my experience in Western art history, when you see images of black women they're generally depicted in positions of servitude or looked at through an anthropological perspective... I was interested in whether I could change those perspectives with the art that I made."

    About Mickalene Thomas

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